13,731 Online Conference ‘Media (&) Life After/During Covid-19 Pandemic’, IAMCR

We would like to inform you that registration for the Online Conference ‘Media (&) Life After/During Covid-19 Pandemic’ has begun.

There are over 20 speeches ahead of us on the impact of the pandemic on media and communication research by representatives of several academic institutions from around the world, including members of Academia Europaea.

In order to register you need to fill in the form available on the website: https://www.bigmarker.com/eventlive-online/Media-Life-After-During-Covid-19-Pandemic?fbclid=IwAR1bUwH72CUxKUHYaiID7AY-7lrLFvF8T1W7D5JKIfBHPYn9cvlzfXKhjS4

See you online 26.10.20!

Conference Programme:

Media (&) Life After/During Covid-19 Pandemic

Online Conference

26.10.20, 10.00-18.00 (UTC+1:00, Warsaw Time)



Chair: Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

1.     Arkadiusz Wójs, Academic Director of the Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub, Rector of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology

2.     Iwona Hofman, Director of the Institute of Media and Communication Studies at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

3.     Magdalena Ratajczak, Vice Dean for International Relations of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wrocław

Session 1. Expert debate


Part 1

Methodological turns, new approaches and research possibilities

Chair: Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

1.     Veronika Kalmus, University of Tartu, «Jobs that really matter»: Some reflections on changes in science

2.     Fausto Colombo, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Infodemic, pandemic, and Covid-19: An ecological approach

3.     Heidi Vandebosch, University of Antwerp, Studying people’s media use during COVID-19 and lockdown times: Opportunities and challenges

4.     Leopoldina Fortunati, University of Udine, How a research project had to be reformulated because of COVID19. A narrative on the design and methodological changes intervened in a research project during the emergency




Part 2

Pandemic in media and media in pandemic. (Post)pandemic media world

Chair: Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

1.     Espen Ytreberg, University of Oslo, A history of preparedness: Mediation of pandemic events from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19

2.     Helena Bilandzic, Universität Augsburg, The role of media in the pandemic: How citizens seek and avoid, trust and mistrust media information in a health crisis 

3.     Göran Bolin, Södertörn University, Datafication and educational value in a post-Covid19 world

4.     Nevena Dakovic, University of the Arts in Belgrade, Pandemic narratives between facts and fiction: Serbia 2020



Session 2: Project presentations


Part 1

Media and communication research challenges during pandemic

Chair: Bartłomiej Łódzki, University of Wrocław

1.     Ilya Kiriya, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Digital media in times of pandemic: reconstructing spaces, policies and communications

2.     Helen Davies, University of South Wales, Brave new research worlds: Fluid collaboration and digital audience research during the Covid-19 global pandemic

3.     Matteo Tarantino, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Studying COVID-related social media discourse in Italy: A big-data approach based on Facebook

4.     Dorota Piontek, Paweł Łokić, Maciej Świstoń, Monika Jabłońska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Media broadcasts during the COVID-19 pandemic as a predictor of disinformation and social fear

5.     Dali Osepashvili, International Black Sea University, Fake news and disinformation about Covid-19 in social media. Case of Georgia




Part 2

Medical, legal and social aspects of media usage in the Covid-19 era

Chair: Justyna Arendarska, University of Wrocław

1.     Manuela Farinosi & Chiara Piccolo, University of Udine, In lockdown: living social distancing in the digital age

2.     Christoffer Bagger & Stine Lomborg, University of Copenhagen, Studying work and home while working from home

3.     Ganiu Okunnu & Anthony O. Orebiyi, Crescent University; Modupe Apanisile, Federal Medical Centre (Abeokuta), Assessment of audience knowledge of Ebola virus disease in post containment era in Lagos State

4.     Ricardo Matos de Araújo Rios & Edson Carlo Brandão Silva, Hospital Ibiapaba CEBAMS, The future of Pink October and Blue November campaigns after Covid-19

5.     Elena Sherstoboeva, City University of Hong Kong; Valentina Pavlenko, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Asian fake news regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic




Part 3

At the crossroads of media, aesthetics and pandemic. Different dimensions of media research challenges

Chair: Justyna Arendarska, University of Wrocław

1.     Marina Zagidullina, Chelyabinsk State University, Friendly visualizating COVID-19: bottom-up streams in culture (media-aesthetic approach)

2.     Anna Zięba, Adam Mickiewicz University, From a spiky ball to maps – a diachronic perspective on the visual representation of the COVID-19 pandemic

3.     Ana Victoria Falcon Araujo, Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, The shopless workshop: A Remote introduction to virtual reality

4.     Laeed Zaghlami, Algiers University, Media coverage of Covid 19: Stakes and challenges

5.     Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, The attempt to draw conclusions from something that cannot be summarized. Invitation to discuss the 7 pandemic challenges in (not only) media and communication studies



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